How to Treat a Lambskin Jacket

Written by melissa morang
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How to Treat a Lambskin Jacket
You can use a pencil eraser to rub out water stains on lambskin. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Lambskin is popular in clothing because of its softness. If you have a lambskin jacket, you need to give it a little extra attention. Lambskin is not as durable as other types of leather because it is thinner. You can, however, treat a lambskin jacket at home and enjoy using it for many years. You will be the envy of all your friends when you step out with your luxurious lambskin jacket.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Keep the lambskin jacket dry. Dry it immediately if it gets wet from rain or snow. Blot it with a clean towel. Then place it on a suit hanger that has wide support in the shoulder area. Allow it to dry completely before treating it.

  2. 2

    Treat stains carefully. You can rub a water stain out with an emery board or a rubber eraser. You can also sprinkle some cornmeal or powdered chalk on oil-based stains. Then brush the stain with a brush made specifically for lambskin. Other stains may need a professional cleaner.

  3. 3

    Condition your lambskin jacket. Use a conditioner made specifically for lambskin and follow the directions on the bottle. Do not use anything that contains mineral oil or petroleum because these products can dry the lambskin and clog its pores.

  4. 4

    Apply a protector on your lambskin jacket. Look for a product that states it is used on lambskin. Follow the directions on the bottle. Apply an even application over the entire jacket. Hang it on a wooden hanger and allow it to dry when you are finished.

  5. 5

    Store your lambskin jacket carefully. Keep it away from damp areas of the home. The temperature should be moderate, not too hot or cold. Keep your lambskin out of direct sunlight because UV rays can damage the finish. Do not store it in a plastic bag. Leather needs to breathe. You can cover it with a sheet or a cloth garment bag.

Tips and warnings

  • Speak to a professional leather cleaner if you are unsure how to treat a stain.
  • Always use a conditioner followed by a protector product after purchasing a new lambskin jacket.
  • Condition and protect your lambskin jacket twice a year.

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